State of East Africa Report 2016 Launch in Uganda

State of East Africa Report 2016 Launch in Uganda

Consolidating Misery? The political economy of inequalities Dates: 24th August 2016, Kampala, Uganda ‘People do not eat GDP’: Even as the economies of EAC member states have been recording considerable growth rates, this growth has been accompanied by a growth in inequality in virtually all countries. This is the one of the key observations of the […]

Eastern Africa Regional Meeting on Inequalities

Eastern Africa Regional Meeting on Inequalities

‘Inequalities in the context of Africa’s Structural Transformation’ Dates: 9th -10th August 2016, Nairobi, Kenya Society for International Development (SID) program of work on Inequalities focusses on: – deepening knowledge in select countries; building capacity of citizen groups to advance the establishment of a cohesive constituency in the region, including engaging in African and global […]

The 2030 Agenda, will it Deliver Equality for all?

The 2030 Agenda, will it Deliver Equality for all?

By Judith Kaulem,Poverty Reduction Action Trust,judith@prftzim.org The principle underpinning the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be implemented by 2030 is “Leave No One Behind”. This comes at a backdrop of continued gender disparities that disadvantage women and girls, impeding their development and that of humankind. This article argues that linking gender equality with the Sustainable Development […]

Gender equity bill gets thumbs down

Gender equity bill gets thumbs down

A draft law that aims to enforce women filling half the top management positions in both the public and private sectors has been given a resounding thumbs down by business.

Parliament has been holding public hearings on the Women Empowerment and Gender Equity Bill this week. The bill was introduced by the Minister of Women,

Children and People with Disabilities late in 2013 and is intended to help empower women.Gender rights bodies have also slated the bill for excluding gay, lesbian, transgender and intersex people. Representatives of organized business say the 50:50 clause will be impossible to implement.Business Unity South Africa’s Vanessa Phala says while the bill’s intentions are good, women are not well represented in industries such as mining, engineering and construction

Good news for women entrepreneurs in Africa

Good news for women entrepreneurs in Africa

Partnership formed between UN Women and the Mara Foundation, to enable and empower women entrepreneurs not only in Africa, but globally. The measure was announced yesterday during the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mentoring, training and tools will be provided to help women entrepreneurs.

UN Women and Mara Foundation announce partnership to support women entrepreneurs in Africa.

Nigeria: AfDB Approves Gender Strategy for 2014-2018 On Africa’s Transformation

Nigeria: AfDB Approves Gender Strategy for 2014-2018 On Africa’s Transformation

The Board of the African Development Bank Group, AfDB, on Thursday approved a new Gender Strategy from 2014 to 2018 to achieve improvement in Africa’s transformation.

The President of the bank, Donald Kaberuka, said that economic growth has to be gender inclusive.

Mr. Kaberuka said economic growth was not sufficient to create gender equality, but required political and practical will to drive the gender agenda forward.

Zambia: Tackling Gender Inequality

Zambia: Tackling Gender Inequality

Only when society starts to picture each individual person beyond “Gender”, we as human beings with the ability to realize our potential, shall we probably foresee a society of “Gender Equality”. For some people, “Gender Inequality” may not be an issue, but perhaps walking back into the past will probably help others appreciate how “Inequalities” against women, especially in olden days, robbed them of a life-time ability to realize their potential

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